(#6) Tech Tip: Tales from the crypto, part one

This series of tips provides simplified explanations of current encryption technologies, with some suggestions for specific situations thrown in.



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Think of this series of tips as a very simplified explanation of current encryption technologies, with some suggestions for specific situations thrown in.

Problem Number 1: Your host application needs to exchange "private" data with another application somewhere out there on the Internet.

Tip: Consider symmetric or private key cryptography where both sender and receiver share a hopefully secret key.

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